D'Arruda appointed to Science and Math advisory board
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved the nomination of Dr. Jose D'Arruda (Chemistry and Physics) to serve a four-year term on the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Education Advisory Council. Dr. D'Arruda's term began in September. The committee meets four times a year at the Durham-based school.
The Educational Advisory Council is a 12-member council consisting of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the chairman of the State Board of Education and 10 scientists, mathematicians, public school representatives or other persons having an interest in the school. The council is appointed by the Board of Governors to give advice and counsel to the executive director and the Board of Trustees.
The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics offers high school juniors and seniors from across the state a challenging academic community that promotes leadership in the classroom, engages creativity and shapes character.
Dalen lectures on mergers and acquisitions
Mark L. Dalen (School of Business) delivered a series of speeches at the FULCRUM Mergers and Acquisitions Conferences in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and London.
FULCRUM specializes in conducting topical seminars for financial services industry professionals. The Mergers and Aquisitions conferences were attended by senior business executives from investment banking, legal and financial firms across the country and in Europe.
The key points of his speech were the extent to which sustainable business value can be realized through sound due diligence and post merger integration, various aspects of identifying merger and acquisition candidates, and valuation of mergers and acquisition transactions. Dalen provides consultative services to this market and was invited to speak at the conferences by Piper Marbury, a top mergers and acquisitions law firm, based in Chicago.
Paul Van Zandt
working on two commissions
The former Art Department chair has been commissioned to produce a large bronze sculpture honoring Col. William McArthur, an astronaut from the Red Springs area. It will be installed at the new Red Springs History Museum. Expected completion date is April 2004. The piece is currently in progress.
Van Zandt is also working with Martha Beach on a bronze sculpture for a garden at her home in Fairmont to be completed next spring. Beach contributed funding for the Martha Beach Chair in Art at the University.
Other recent activities of Van Zandt, include:
Exhibiting work at an indoor/outdoor national show, "Salmagundi VII" at the Rocky Mount (N.C.) Arts Center. He was an invited artist. It ran from July 12 through August 31.
Dr. Bryant publishes article, attends Harvard program
Dr. Alfred Bryant (School of Education and Director for Youth Opportunity Program) recently attended Harvard's Management Development Program (MDP). He is a member of the class of 2003 that met during the last two weeks of June. The Management Development Program is designed as a developmental experience for those with significant administrative responsibility in an institution of higher education who demonstrate high potential for making substantive future contributions. MDP prepares its graduates to become more effective managers.
Dr. Bryant also published an article, entitled "The Feasibility of Constructing Profiles of Native Americans From the People of Color Racial Identity Attitude Scale: A Brief Report." It was published in the April 2003 issue of the journal Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.
Dr. Vest publishes in the Journal of Intercultural Disciplines
A paper by Dr. Jay Vest (AIS), "The Pocahontas Rescue: An Anglo-American Icon of Native American Marginalization" (Vol. III; Fall 2003); 72-87), was published in the Journal of Intercultural Disciplines.
Hopper has work in three exhibitions
Janette Hopper (Art) is currently exhibiting in the third annual Brady-Kendall Juried Art Exhibition in Whiteville. She received 3rd prize for "Falling Water," a watercolor.
Hopper also has an oil painting, "Primidial Pond," in a juried fine arts exhibit called: A Sense of Place: Continuity and Change in the New South, that is in the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta, Ga.
She will have an oil painting painting, "Come to Justice," in the Print Arts Northwest Juried Monotype Show in Portland, Oregon in October.
Article by Dr. Cabe appears in journal
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Blake Tyner speaks to local Reading Association
Blake Tyner (Art)
presented a program called "Traveling Through Robeson County's history
in Photos" to the Robeson County Chapter of the North Carolina Reading
Birthdays September 15-30
Mark Peever - Systems
Orlando Ford - Human
Services Coordinator, Family Life Center
Sharon Campbell - Locksmith III, Physical Plant
Gym and Fitness Center hours posted
Gym and Fitness Center hours are Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 1 - 6 p.m. and Sunday 5 - 11 p.m. During basketball season on doubleheaders, the Fitness Center and Auxiliary Gym will be closed. For questions, call Tony Chavis at extension 6808, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
begins October 13
Representatives for each NCFlex plan will be on campus October 23 in the U.C., Room 213, from 10 a.m. until noon.
There is one NCFlex change for 2004. There is a reduction in the premium for vision coverage.
For 2004, the premium will be: Plan 1 (exams and materials) - employee coverage is $7.98 vs. $9.30 last year. Employee and family coverage - $20.24 vs. $23.36. Plan 2 (materials only) employee only - $5.64 vs. $5.90 last year. Employee and family coverage - $13.98 vs. $14.80.
For questions, call Donna Strickland at extension 6565.
Not too late to
payroll deduct GPAC tickets
The deadline for ordering your season tickets through payroll deduction has been extended through Monday, September 22, 2003. Sign up between now and September 22 and deductions will begin on October 31 and continue through March 31, 2004.
For as little as $10 per month, you can get Dionne Warwick, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Four Tops, "Seussical the Musical," Marvin Hamlisch, Fosse, "CATS," "Saturday Night Fever" and more.
Please visit GPAC's website at www.uncp.edu/gpac/ for a complete listing of shows. The payroll deduction form may also be found on-line by clicking on the forms link within the GPAC menu or by visiting www.uncp.edu/gpac/forms/fac_staff_form.pdf. Again, all forms are due by September 22, 2003 and deductions will begin on October 31, 2003 for anyone signing up after the original August 29 deadline.
Also, don't forget that faculty and staff will receive a $5 discount on single ticket purchases for the 2003-2004 Broadway and More and Nostalgia events - simply present your UNCP ID at the Box Office.
For additional information, please contact the GPAC Box Office at ext. 6361.